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June 30, 2008

Reggie Jackson Drives In Five In Yankees Win Over Tigers

by @ 5:17 pm. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Don Gullett, Lou Piniella, Reggie Jackson

June 30, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 10, Tigers 2  (43-32)

The Yankees got out of Milwaukee and picked up a win as they decimated the Tigers in front of a home crowd.  Reggie Jackson had a monster day at the plate.  He went three for five with his thirteenth homer and five RBIs.  Lou Piniella went three for four with three runs and an RBI.

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Don Gullett improved to 4-0 with a complete game win.  He gave up two runs on ten hits and two walks with four strikeouts.

June 29, 2008

Bob Turley, Yankees Pen Roughed Up In Loss to Athletics

by @ 4:48 pm. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - June, Art Ditmar, Bob Turley, Mickey Mantle, Moose Skowron

June 29, 1958 at Municipal Stadium
Athletics 12, Yankees 6  (43-23)

Bob Turley and the bullpen were knocked around as the Yankees failed to sweep the Athletics on the road.  Turley gave up three runs in 3 2/3 innings and it was Art Ditmar who took the loss.  He fell to 2-1 and he gave up two runs in his one inning of relief.

Mickey Mantle belted his fourteenth homerun of the season in the loss.  Moose Skowron went one for three with two walks and two runs.

June 28, 2008

Yankees Swept In Doubleheader With Brewers

by @ 5:14 pm. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Chris Chambliss, Dick Tidrow, Fred Stanley, Ken Clay, Larry McCall, Roy White

June 28, 1978 at County Stadium
Brewers 5, Yankees 0  (42-31)

The Yankees were held to just six hits in a shutout loss to the Brewers in the first game of their doubleheader.  Roy White had three of those hits and Fred Stanley went two for three with a double.

Dick Tidrow fell to 3-6 with a rough start.  He gave up five runs (four earned) on eight hits and two walks with three strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings.

June 28, 1978 at County Stadium
Brewers 7, Yankees 2  (42-32)

Game two of the Yankees doubleheader with the Brewers went no better as they suffered a sweep in Milwaukee.  Larry McCall got the start and while he was decent, he wasn’t nearly good enough.  He gave up four runs on seven hits and a walk with four strikeouts in what was his first of two major league starts in his career.  Ken Clay was tagged for three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning.

Chris Chambliss singled twice and drove in a pair.  Fred Stanley was the only other Yankee to reach base twice with a single and a walk.

Whitey Ford Wins 100th Game With Three Hit Shutout

by @ 4:47 pm. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - June, Andy Carey, Norm Siebern, Whitey Ford, Yogi Berra

June 28, 1958 at Municipal Stadium
Yankees 8, Athletics 0  (43-22)

White Ford threw a three hit shutout and the Yankees piled on eight runs as the Yankees picked up their fourth straight win.  Ford improved to 9-3 and he gave up just two walks and he struck out eight.  It was Ford’s 100th career win.

Yogi Berra led the way at the plate. He went two for four with a homerun and three RBIs.  Norm Siebern and Andy Carey also left the park in the win.

June 27, 2008

Graig Nettles Homers Yankees to Win Over Sox

by @ 5:13 pm. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Goose Gossage, Graig Nettles, Ron Guidry, Sparky Lyle, Thurman Munson

June 27, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 6, Red Sox 4  (42-30)

It took fourteen innings but the Yankees evened up their series with the first place Red Sox.  Graig Nettles blasted a huge walk off homer to win and Thurman Munson was three for six with a double, two runs and an RBI.

Ron Guidry looked mortal but he stayed undefeated because of some help from the offense.  He gave up four runs on eight hits and three walks with six strikeouts in six innings.  Goose Gossage threw five shutout innings and Sparky Lyle threw three shutout frames and he improved to 6-1.

Yogi Berra Helps Hit Yankees To Blowout Win Over Athletics

by @ 4:43 pm. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - June, Art Ditmar, Duke Maas, Gil McDougald, Yogi Berra, Zach Monroe

June 27, 1958 at Municipal Stadium
Yankees 10, Athletics 3  (42-22)

The Yankees made it three straight wins in a 10-3 blowout in the Yankees opener against the Athletics.  Gil McDougald went two for five with a double, three RBIs and a run.  Yogi Berra went three for four with a triple, a walk, two RBIs and three runs.

Duke Maas didn’t last long in this one and he was shelled for three runs in two innings.  The pen picked him up through and Zach Monroe and Art Ditmar combined to throw seven innings of shutout relief.  Ditmar picked up the win and he improved to 2-0 on the season.

June 26, 2008

Yankees Shut Down In Series Opener With Red Sox

by @ 5:11 pm. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Andy Messersmith, Chris Chambliss, Fred Stanley

June 26, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Red Sox 4, Yankees 1  (41-30)

The Yankees lost round one of a big series with the first place Red Sox in a game where they were held to just a single run.  Chris Chambliss went two for two with a walk and an RBI while Fred Stanley singled twice in three at bats.

Andy Messersmith was solid but he took the loss and he fell to 0-2.  He gave up three runs (one earned) on six hits and four walks with six strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings.

Moose Skowron Drives In A Pair, Yankees Edge White Sox

by @ 4:42 pm. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - June, Art Ditmar, Johnny Kucks, Moose Skowron, Norm Siebern

June 26, 1958 at Comiskey Park
Yankees 4, White Sox 3  (41-22)

The Yankees won what turned out to be their rubber game with the White Sox in a close contest.  Moose Skowron singled and he drove in two runs in the Yankees three run sixth inning and Norm Siebern went yard with what turned out to be the game winner, a solo homer in the seventh inning.

Johnny Kucks improved to 6-3 with a solid start.  He gave up three runs on seven hits and three walks in 6 1/3 innings.  Art Ditmar didn’t allow a baserunner in 1 2/3 shutout innings and he picked up his first save of the season.

June 25, 2008

Thurman Munson Helps Hit Yankees to Win Over Tigers

by @ 5:09 pm. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Damasco Garcia, Don Gullett, Goose Gossage, Thurman Munson

June 25, 1978 at Tiger Stadium
Yankees 4, Tigers 2  (41-29)

The Yankees pulled off a win in their series finale with the Tigers and it was behind some exceptional hitting by Thurman Munson.  He went three for four with two RBIs while Damasco Garcia went two for four with three runs.

Don Gullett improved to a perfect 3-0.  He gave up two runs on eight hits and two walks with five strikeouts in 7 2/3 innings.  Goose Gossage pitched 1 1/3 shutout innings and he picked up his eleventh save of the season.

June 24, 2008

Yankees Held to Four Hits In Loss to Tigers

by @ 5:08 pm. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Dick Tidrow, Ken Clay, Reggie Jackson, Thurman Munson

June 24, 1978 at Tiger Stadium
Tigers 4, Yankees 3  (40-29)

The Yankees managed three runs despite tallying just four hits but it wasn’t enough as they dropped their first game of the series with the Tigers.  Thurman Munson had two of those four hits and Reggie Jackson drove in a run.

Ken Clay gave up three runs but he threw just 1/3 of an inning.  Dick Tidrow took the loss and he fell to 3-5.  He gave up one run on seven hits with a strikeout in 5 2/3 innings.

Jerry Lumpe’s Three Run Blast Helps Push Yankees Over White Sox

by @ 4:40 pm. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - June, Bob Turley, Jerry Lumpe, Mickey Mantle, Norm Siebern, Ryne Duren

June 24, 1958 at Comiskey Park
Yankees 6, White Sox 2  (40-22)

The Yankees evened up their series with the White Sox in a game where five of the six Yankee runs came via the long ball.  Mickey Mantle and Norm Siebern both belted solo homers and Jerry Lumpe belted a big three run blast in the fourth inning.  For Mantle, it was his thirteenth of the season.  For Lumpe, it was his first major league homer of his career.

Bob Turley threw a nice game and he improved to 11-3.  He gave up two runs on seven hits and three walks with four strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings.  Ryne Duren picked up his eleventh save in impressive fashion.  He walked just one batter and struck out six in 2 2/3 innings of no-hit relief.

June 23, 2008

Chris Chambliss Powers Yankees to Second Straight Win Over Tigers

by @ 5:06 pm. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Chris Chambliss, Ed Figueroa, Roy White, Sparky Lyle

June 23, 1978 at Tiger Stadium
Yankees 12, Tigers 3  (40-28)

The Yankees piled on the runs as they beat the Tigers for the second straight time.  Chris Chambliss led the way with three hits and four RBIs which included a grand slam.  Roy White had two hits including a three run homer.

Ed Figueroa couldn’t last the requisite five innings so it was Sparkly Lyle who improved to 5-1.  He gave up two hits and a walk in 3 1/3 shutout innings.

Yankees Shut Out Again, Held to Three Hits

by @ 4:39 pm. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - June, Whitey Ford

June 23, 1958 at Comiskey Park
White Sox 2, Yankees 0  (39-22)

The Yankees hitters were held in check to the tune of just three hits as the Yankees opened their series with the White Sox in the loss column.  No Yankee reached base more then once and all three hits were for just one base.

A pretty good start by Whitey Ford went to waste and he fell to 8-3 on the season.  He gave up two runs on seven hits and four walks with four strikeouts in the complete game loss.

June 22, 2008

Ron Guidry Strikeouts Out, Improves to 12-0

by @ 5:05 pm. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Goose Gossage, Graig Nettles, Reggie Jackson, Ron Guidry

June 22, 1978 at Tiger Stadium
Yankees 4, Tigers 2  (39-28)

Ron Guidry did it again and he improved to a perfect 12-0 as the Yankees took their series opener over the Tigers.  Guidry gave up two runs on six hits and two walks with eight strikeouts in eight innings.  Goose Gossage pitched a hitless ninth inning and he picked up his tenth save of the season.

Reggie Jackson hit his twelth homer of the season, a solo shot in the ninth inning.  Graig Nettles went two for four with a run.  The Yankees had all four of their runs and five of their nine hits in the ninth inning.

Yankees Demolish Tigers In Series Finale

by @ 4:38 pm. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - June, Don Larsen, Elston Howard, Gil McDougald

June 22, 1958 at Briggs Stadium
Yankees 15, Tigers 0  (39-21)

The Yankees got the Tigers monkey off their backs in grand fashion with a 15-0 pasting in which just about everyone was a hitting star.  Gil McDougald went four for six with two doubles, three runs and three RBIs.  Elston Howard also had a nice game and he went two for five with his seventh homerun, three RBIs and two runs.

Don Larsen was just as good on the mound and he improved to 6-1 with a two hit shutout.  He walked three and struck out three in the win.

June 21, 2008

Jim Beattie Has Rough Start In Loss to Red Sox

by @ 5:03 pm. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Catfish Hunter, Chris Chambliss, Dick Tidrow, Jay Johnstone, Jim Beattie

June 21, 1978 at Fenway Park
Red Sox 9, Yankees 2  (38-28)

The Yankees dropped their second straight series as they lost the rubber game in their contest with the Red Sox.  Jim Beattie fell to 2-3 and he gave up five runs on five hits and three walks in just two innings.  Dick Tidrow and Catfish Hunter both gave up a pair of runs in relief.

Chris Chambliss was the only Yankee with a pair of hits in the loss.  Jay Johnstone belted his first homer of the season (see when he joined the Yankees).

Yankees Held to Six Hits In Another Shutout Loss

by @ 4:26 pm. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - June, Duke Maas, Norm Siebern

June 21, 1958 at Briggs Stadium
Tigers 1, Yankees 0  (38-21)

The Yankees outhit the Tigers 6-4 but the Tigers scored the lone run in a solid pitchers duel between Frank Lary and Duke Maas.  Maas gave up just one run on four hits and a walk with three strikeouts in seven innings but one of those hits was a solo homer by Al Kaline that proved to be the difference.

Norm Siebern was the only Yankee with a pair of hits.  All six Yankees hits were singles.

June 20, 2008

Yankees Bounce Back, Blow Out Red Sox

by @ 5:02 pm. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Don Gullett, Fred Stanley, Reggie Jackson

June 20, 1978 at Fenway Park
Yankees 10, Red Sox 4  (38-27)

The Yankees returned the favor and turned the tables on the Red Sox.  The score was the same as yesterday’s game, but this time it was the Yankees who finished on top.  Reggie Jackson belted a three run shot, his eleventh of the season.  Fred Stanley was the hitting star though. He went two for three with a walk and a grand slam.

Don Gullett improved to 2-0 with a nice start.  He gave up four runs on five hits and seven walks with six strikeouts in the complete game win.

Yankees Held to Five Hits In Loss to Tigers

by @ 4:25 pm. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - June, Bob Turley, Bobby Shantz, Tony Kubek, Virgil Trucks, Yogi Berra

June 20, 1958 at Briggs Stadium
Tigers 7, Yankees 1  (38-20)

The Yankees still couldn’t figure out the Tigers regardless of the venue and in this one, the offense was held to just five hits.  Tony Kubek went two for three and Yogi Berra drove in the lone run with a solo homer in the fourth inning.

Bob Turley took the loss and he fell to 10-3.  He gave up three runs on four hits and four walks with two strikeouts in six innings.  Virgil Trucks and Bobby Shantz combined to give up four runs in the seventh inning to complete the blowout.

June 19, 2008

Yankees Blown Out By Division Leading Red Sox

by @ 4:59 pm. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Goose Gossage, Ken Clay, Roy White, Thurman Munson

June 19, 1978 at Fenway Park
Red Sox 10, Yankees 4  (37-27)

The first place Red Sox were too much to handle as Ken Clay and Goose Gossage were roughed up.  Clay gave up four runs in three innings while Gossage fell to 3-7 and he gave up five runs on six hits and three walks with five strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings.

Roy White was the hitting star in the loss.  He went two for five with a solo homer.  Thurman Munson also went yard with a two run shot.

Andy Carey Homers Twice In Yankees Win

by @ 4:24 pm. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - June, Andy Carey, Elston Howard, Enos Slaughter, Hank Bauer, Johnny Kucks

June 19, 1958 at Cleveland Stadium
Yankees 9, indians 3  (38-19)

The Yankees finished up a sweep over the Indians in grand fashion.  Four Yankees belted a total of five homeruns and it was Andy Carey who led the way with two blasts.  He drove in three while Enos Slaughter, Elston Howard and Hank Bauer all went yard as well.

Johnny Kucks improved to 5-3 on the season.  HE gave up three runs on eight hits and two walks with four strikeouts in the complete game win.

June 18, 2008

Yankees Waste Solid Start By Ed Figueroa In Loss to Angels

by @ 4:58 pm. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Ed Figueroa, Graig Nettles, Roy White

June 18, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Angels 3, Yankees 2  (37-26)

A solid start by Ed Figueroa went to waste as the Yankees lost their rubber game to the Angels.  Figueroa fell to 7-5 and he gave up three runs on seven hits and two walks with two strikeouts in the complete game loss.

Graig Nettles singled twice, drew a walk and drove in a run.  Roy White went two for four and he scored once.

Hank Bauer and Elston Howard Homer In Yankee Win

by @ 4:22 pm. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - June, Art Ditmar, Elston Howard, Hank Bauer, Ryne Duren

June 18, 1958 at Cleveland Stadium
Yankees 3, Indians 2  (37-19)

Hank Bauer and Elston Howard homered in the Yankees three run first inning and while that was all the Yankees would get, it was good enough for the win.  Howard finished the game 2-4 and his homerun was a two run shot. 

Art Ditmar won his first decision of the season and he improved to 1-0.  He gave up two unearned runs on three hits and two walks with two strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings.  Ryne Duren didn’t allow a baserunner and he struck out two in 2 1/3 innings of relief.  That was good for his tenth save of the season.

June 17, 2008

Ron Guidry Throws Four Hit Shutout and Strikes Out Eighteen, Improves to 11-0

by @ 4:55 pm. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Gary Thomasson, Ron Guidry, Thurman Munson

June 17, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 4, Angels 0  (37-25)

Ron Guidry had a career start as the Yankees got back to winning.  Guidry improved to 11-0 and he gave up just four hits and two walks with an incredible and career high eighteen strikeouts in the win.

Gary Thomasson had a nice day at the plate and he went two for four with a triple, two RBIs and a run.  Thurman Munson singled twice and scored once.

Whitey Ford Throws Three Hitter, Yankees Snap Four Game Skid

by @ 4:20 pm. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - June, Hank Bauer, Moose Skowron, Whitey Ford

June 17, 1958 at Cleveland Stadium
Yankees 4, Indians 0  (36-19)

The Yankees snapped their four game losing streak behind an exceptional three hit shutout by Whitey Ford.  He gave up just the three hits with two walks and he struck out ten.

Moose Skowron had the big blast with three run homer in the sixth inning.  Hank Bauer went three for four and he scored one of the Yankees runs.

June 16, 2008

Angels Hammer Beattie, Messersmith

by @ 4:54 pm. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Andy Messersmith, Jim Beattie, Jim Spencer, Reggie Jackson

June 16, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Angels 10, Yankees 7  (36-25)

Jim Beattie and Andy Messersmith were roughed up as the Yankees fell to the Angels despite scoring seven runs.  Beattie gave up five runs in 6 1/3 innings and he fell to 2-2 while Messersmith gave up five runs in just 2 2/3 innings.

Reggie Jackson was the hitting star.  He went four for four with a triple, a walk and three RBIs.  Jim Spencer hit a solo homer, his seventh long ball of the season.

June 15, 2008

Graig Nettles’ Three Run Blast Helps Yankees Win Fourth Straight

by @ 4:44 pm. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Don Gullett, Goose Gossage, Graig Nettles, Mickey Rivers, Sparky Lyle

June 15, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 5, Mariners 2  (36-24)

Don Gullett won his first decision of the season, and while he got some help, he was a pivotal part of the Yankees fourth straight win.  He gave up just one run on six hits and a walk with five strikeouts in six innings.  Goose Gossage had a tough time finding the plate and he walked four and gave up a run in two innings while Sparky Lyle threw a perfect ninth to earn his seventh save of the season.

Graig Nettles had the big hit of the game with a three run blast.  It was his twelfth of the season.  Mickey Rivers also went yard and Reggie Jackson reached base three times with a single and two walks.

Yankees Held Scoreless In Doubleheader Sweep By Tigers

by @ 4:19 pm. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - June, Bob Turley, Don Larsen, Jerry Lumpe

June 15, 1958 at Yankee Stadium
Tigers 2, Yankees 0  (35-18)

It was the Yankees fourth doubleheader in eight days and it must have been taking it’s toll because the Yankees were completely shut down.  The Yankees managed four hits and all four were singles and they were unable to push a single baserunner across the plate.

A pretty good start by Don Larsen went to waste.  He fell to 5-1 and he gave up two runs on five hits and three walks with three strikeouts in seven innings of work.

June 15, 1958 at Yankee Stadium
Tigers 3, Yankees 0  (35-19)

It’s bad enough getting swept in a doubleheader but it’s even worse when you can’t manage a single run in either game.  The Yankees dropped their fourth straight to the Tigers and in this finale, they managed just five hits in a shutout loss.  Jerry Lumpe had two of those hits and all five hits were singles.

Bob Turley suffered his second loss of the season and he fell to 10-2.  He gave up three runs on six hits and three walks with nine strikeouts in eight solid frames.

June 14, 2008

Yankees Edge Mariners In Ten Inning Hitfest

by @ 4:37 pm. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Cliff Johnson, Graig Nettles, Lou Piniella, Paul Blair, Ron Guidry, Sparky Lyle

June 14, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 11, Mariners 9  (35-24)

The Yankees needed just about every one of their eleven runs as they edged the Mariners for their third straight win.  The game was tied 7-7 after nine and then the Mariners scored two in the top of the tenth only to have the Yankees scored four in the bottom of the tenth to win it.  Paul Blair had the game winner with a three run, walk off homer.  Ron Guidry was even called on to pinch run and he scored on Blair’s blast.

Graig Nettles and Cliff Johnson also went yard in the contest.  Lou Piniella had a team high four hits and he drove in three runs.

Sparky Lyle improved to 4-1 despite giving up the two tenth inning runs.  He threw the final five innings and he gave up the two runs on six hits and one walk with two strikeouts.

Yankees Blow Comeback In Loss to Tigers

by @ 4:18 pm. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - June, Johnny Kucks, Norm Siebern, Ryne Duren, Yogi Berra

June 14, 1958 at Yankee Stadium
Tigers 4, Yankees 3  (35-17)

The Yankees came back in the eighth inning to take a one run lead only to have the Tigers scored two in the ninth to steal the win.  Ryne Duren gave up the final run and he took the loss.  He fell to 3-2 while Johnny Kucks decent start went to waste.  He gave up three runs on nine hits and one walk with two strikeouts seven innings of work.

Yogi Berra had the big hit with an eighth inning three run homer.  It was his tenth homer of the season and Norm Siebern went three for four with an RBI.

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